I had the pleasure of attending the retirement party for my father’s friend, Colin Govender, at the Blue Horizon Social Club. Colin was a shift supervisor at the chemical plant my Dad ran on the Natal South Coast. There was a terrible accident where a huge chemical reactor failed, and Colin crawled on his hands and knees to the control room to shut it down, saving the plant, and everyone in it. After 43 years of service with the company, he’s retiring, and he asked my Dad to speak at the party. I thought it would be interesting, so I tagged along.
Funny enough, we came directly from our lunch at the Durban club. We had two fantastic curries, back to back.